Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

3 June 2017

Kaiser Caps Cavs Win

The Saturday XI hosted Ipswich today in the Two Counties Championship.

After stand-in captain M Vinter won the toss, the Cavaliers elected to field. Opening bowlers A Sarwar (7-2-10-0) and P Kalra (0/26 from his first 7 overs) bowled very well at the start of the innings, but the Ipswich opening batsmen added 60 in the first 21.3 overs before S Riaz (8-2-19-2) made breakthroughs in his fourth and fifth overs to reduce the visitors to 61/2. With U Ghani (2/7 from his first 8 overs) also taking two quick wickets, Ipswich were 66/4 after 29 overs. With Ipswich attacking C Finch (3-0-36-0) took some tap, but T Hijazi (5-0-16-1) broke the fifth wicket partnership, worth 58. The returning P Kalra (11-1-37-0) and U Ghani then bowled excellently at the death, with Ghani (11-4-23-3) claiming a wicket from the last ball of the innings as Ipswich scored 150/6 from their 45 overs.

The Cavaliers reply saw J Walton (10) bowled early on, but the second wicket partnership between M Vinter and K Chowdhury steadied the innings before Vinter (17) was also bowled, leaving the score on 43/2, with N Jalib joining Chowdhury at the wicket. Some fine batting from both players saw the Cavs pass 100 in the 26th over, and Chowdhury earned his Cavaliers cap, scoring his first fifty for the club in 75 balls. Jalib reached his fifty soon afterwards (from 47 balls), and an unbeaten partnership of 110 between Chowdhury (63*) and Jalib (55*) for the third wicket saw the Cavs reach 153/2 after 31.4 overs, winning by 8 wickets.

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